Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Importance of Regular Oral Healthcare


Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. This can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, kidney failure, and even leg or foot amputation. However, there are also some oral health implications associated with diabetes. The most common and potentially harmful oral health problems are gingivitis and periodontitis, which is more severe form of gum disease where the gums and bone supporting the teeth become seriously damaged and result in tooth and bone loss. Patients with inadequate blood sugar control appear to develop periodontitis more often and more severely and lose more teeth than those who control their diabetes. And because diabetes reduces the body's resistance to infection, the gums are among tissues likely to be affected.

If you have diabetes, it's important that you also maintain good oral hygiene and visit Dr. Fenlon Howard County MD dental office regularly to prevent periodontal disease and other health complications from developing.

Please feel free to contact our office by phone (410) 442-2800, visit our website at www.howardcountydentist.com or email us at info@howardcountydentist.com.

Dr. Tom Fenlon

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to School!

We at West Friendship Family Dentistry hope that everybody has been enjoying the summer season. As we approach September, many of you are shifting from vacation time to thoughts of returning to school. So while making your list of things to do like buying new school supplies, don't forget that back to school dental exam. In order to accomodate this seasonal rush, we have made extra time available during the next month for this purpose. So please call us at (410) 442- 2800 as appointment slots are filling up fast.

Email us at info@howardcountydentist.com or visit us online at www.howardcountydentist.com


Hello to everyone reading my blogsite! I wanted a better way to communicate with our community on the news in regards to dentistry and overall oral health. Please check back every once in a while for news and postings.

Whether you are seeking Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Treatment, or General Dentistry, we use the most advanced technology available in Howard County, Maryland, to provide you with dental solutions that are painless and anxiety-free. I will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and assess your overall dental health. If you would like to find out more, or to schedule an appointment, please call us (410) 442-2800.

Please feel free to visit my website at http://www.howardcountydentist.com/ or email me at info@howardcountydentist.com

The Importance of Regular Oral Healthcare

At West Friendship Family Dentistry, Dr. Fenlon wants you to know that the condition of your oral health plays a very important role in your overall health. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), more than 90% of all systemic (overall) diseases have oral health symptoms. Research shows that poor oral health can be a sign of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature births, and osteoporosis.

Please allow Dr. Fenlon a moment of your time to educate you on the connection between your oral health and your overall health. Once you understand, you'll see that a healthy mouth is connected to a healthier you. Your teeth and gums hold important clues to other health issues. So, if you're interested in mainting good overall health, as well as your smile, visit Dr. Fenlon in Howard County, MD for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year and, depending on your personal situation, we may recommend 3 or 4 visits per year. An exam allows Dr. Fenlon not only to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, but to be on the lookout for developments that may lead to future health problems, including oral cancer. Regular brushing and flossing and visits to Dr. Fenlon's West Friendship MD Dental office will not only give you a healthier mouth, but it will help you maintain an overall healthier you.

For additional informatoin on how oral health affects your overall health please schedule an appointment with Dr. Fenlon by calling us at (410) 442-2800 or emailing us at info@howardcountydentist.com. You could also visit us online at www.howardcountydentist.com